These days, Milpitas, a city just north of San Jose, is a high-tech hub of Silicon Valley, but it retains its rich history and rural heritage. Choose hotels in Milpitas for your Bay Area vacation, and you can spend your days exploring historic monuments, enjoying outdoor recreation in the foothills of the Diablo Mountains, or shopping until you drop at one of the largest malls in California.
The closest major airport to Milpitas, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, is just 7 miles away, so you'll find getting from there to Milpitas, CA hotels an easy feat. Public transportation is an option; you can use a combination of AC Transit buses and VTA light rail services. Taxis are available outside both terminals, and some local companies offer door-to-door shuttle services. Milpitas car rentals make it easy to explore the city and are useful if you're heading to the Great Mall of the Bay Area, the biggest indoor mall in Northern California with approximately 200 stores. History buffs will want to see the National Register of Historic Places treasure Jose Maria Alviso Adobe, which was built in 1837. This well-preserved adobe building is the region's only surviving example of the Monterey Colonial style of architecture. Take advantage of California's pleasant weather and spend a day at Ed R. Levin County Park, the largest of more than a dozen parks in Milpitas. Its trails reveal a landscape of chaparral-covered foothills, lakes, and ponds, and they give you access to Monument Peak. There are also two golf courses in Milpitas. With the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Chinatown, and other world-famous attractions of San Francisco less than 50 miles away, a day trip into the city is a must. If one day isn't enough, book cheap hotels in San Francisco and stay for more than one night.
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